Here is the announcement for our program this Wednesday.  You are welcome to share it widely.  You will receive the information for you to come into the webinar as a participant in another email.  If you have any problems at all, please feel free to call me at 302 593 3064.   Thank you very much.  Best, Karen


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Wednesday, March 10, 4:00 PM


You are invited to join the College of Arts and Sciences for a program on COVID-19: Vaccines and Variants. UD experts listed below and Dr. Karly Rattay from the Delaware Division of Public Health will address the response to the pandemic in the State of Delaware as well as many aspects of the basic science of mitigating this global crisis.  We will hear answers to some important and very timely questions:  How will vaccines make a difference in our everyday life? What mixture of vaccinations, masks, social distancing, quarantining, testing, and contact tracing do we need to prioritize? How do variants evolve and what difference will their evolution connote for continuing vigilance?



4:00 PM Welcome & Introductions: John Pelesko, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Karyl Rattay, MD, Director, Delaware Division of Public Health
  • Norman Wagner, Unidel Robert L Pigford Chair, Chemical & Biomolecular Engr Professor, Physics & Astronomy
  • Calvin Keeler, Interim Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Esther Biswas, Chairperson, Medical and Molecular Sciences
  • Eric Wommack, Deputy Dean, Agriculture and Natural Resources Professor, Biological Sciences Professor, Col Earth Ocean & Environment
  • John Jungck, Professor of Biological Sciences and Mathematical Sciences
  • Jennifer Horney, Director of Epidemiology
  • Carolyn Haines, Director of Nurse Managed Care


Register in advance for this webinar:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.